Man rescues endangered whale
Rare northern right whale was tangled in fishing equipment.
A rare northern right whale that was tangled in fishing rope was spotted struggling in the water off Virginia Beach, Va., over the weekend.
Capt. Pat Foster and Adrian Colaprete were helping a team of scientists conduct research when they noticed that the endangered whale was dragging fishing equipment behind it. Colaprete, an experienced diver, jumped into the water and was able to cut the rope, allowing the whale to swim away safely while the fishing equipment fell to the ocean floor.
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Photo: Video still of fishing gear wrapped around a rare northern right whale seconds before Adrian Colaprete cut the line to free it (THE WILD LYFE via Vimeo, http://aka.ms/rwhale)
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